Category Archives: Events

Victorian Election Special WIRE women’s Information Event: How will the major political parties’ election commitments affect women?

To find out  come to WIRE Women’s Information 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne

Date: Thursday 13 November  Time: 10am – 11.30am

Read the flyer to find out more

http://www.wire.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/State-Election-QA-Flyer.pdf

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The Economic Impact on women in disaster affected areas in Australia: Community Forum October 23

Economic Security 4 Women and the National Rural Women’s Coalition are holding a forum on a gendered approach to disaster relieve.

“We know that women do the greater amount of unpaid care work in the family as well as in the community, and that this increases during and after a disaster. We also know that this crowds out the time women have available for paid work. This is during a time when families in particular need extra cash, when the local economies need their workers and when women could be increasingly engaged in rebuilding and post disaster projects . ”

So if this is of interest to you come to the  forum being held on October 23  at Woodlands of Marburg, 174 Seminary Road, Marburg Queensland.

Below link to forum flyer and press release regarding the forum

Invitation – EconomicImpactsDisasterCommunityForumFinal20140920

eS4WGenderDisaster-Media-Release20140922

 

 

 

Parents losing up to 60pc of income when they return to work, as childcare costs soar: report

‘Research by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) and AMP says mothers on minimum wage may only keep a fraction of their earnings, with some effectively working for just $3.50 an hour.’

Whilst paying for child care is the responsibility of  both parents as a result of the gender pay gap and societal expectations of women taking on caring roles it is often the women who doesn’t return to work if child care is considered too expensive. This has a negative impact on the women’s life long earning capacity  and ability to maintain a successful and fulfilling career. Both factors that see women more vulnerable to poverty.

To read more about this issue click links below

ABC News article: ‘Parents losing up to 60pc of income when they return to work as child care costs soar ‘ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-22/parents-losing-up-to-60pc-of-income-after-returning-to-work/5541598

Women’s Agenda:  Should mum or dad pay for childcare? http://www.womensagenda.com.au/talking-about/editor-s-agenda/should-mum-or-dad-pay-for-childcare/201406224207#.U6-rr_mSxpF

From International Language to Local Action An introduction to the Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Human Rights Treaty System

This Convention is  presented by the National Women’s Alliances and is  being held on  27 February 2014.

Interested click link below for more details

From International Language to Local Action Invitation

 

Women and Money Survey:

Have you got 15 minute to complete a  public survey open to all women.

RMIT is undertaking research which is exploring  :

  • How are household budgets being organised today?
  •  Who is taking responsibility for paying the bills and other regular expenses?
  •  How are ‘big’ financial decisions made?
  • Do Australian women know how much superannuation they will have when they retire?

For further information and to start the survey please click the link below

http://www.rmit.edu.au/ecofinancemarketing/womenandmoneysurvey